Blueberry Simple Syrup

This simple blueberry syrup is made up of 3 ingredients. Cooked down, and thickened, this compote makes a great addition to drinks, and even a topping. It's the perfect way to use up those blueberries you've had in your fridge.

Thanks to some of my friends I was the proud owner of a large bag of blueberries this week. Freshly picked, BIG, juicy blueberries that smelled amazing. First up on my list is this blueberry syrup! Not only did I use it in blueberry lemonade, (coming tomorrow to a blog near you) but my mind is already running with ideas of things I can pour this stuff on. 

Pancakes, ice cream, french toast, cheesecake...Oh I know! Blueberry brie bruschetta. YES. I'll put that on the list. Or maybe all I really need is a straw? This stuff is delicious.

Simple syrups are usually made of equal parts water and sugar. Since the blueberries are naturally sweet, I reduced the sugar. Don't get me wrong, I have a sweet tooth (this blog, obviously), but I'm not a fan of overly sweet things. The blueberries bring enough sweetness and flavor that you don't miss that extra sugar at all!

Luckily you can add more if you think it needs it, too. It takes less than 15 minutes to make, and is worth every second!

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Blueberry Simple Syrup
3 ingredients make up this easy simple syrup. Strain it or leave it chunky; it can be used in drinks, and as a topping!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups blueberries
Instructions
Mix water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.Once sugar is dissolved, add blueberries, stirring occasionally. Let the mixture bubble and boil for about 10 minutes, until the berries have burst and cooked down and the mixture has thickened.Let cool, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to about 10 days.
Details
Total time: Yield: about 2 cups